Rhode Island Cancer Action Center


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Pick a side: choose our children and NOT Big Tobacco

Our state has reduced funding for critical resources Rhode Islanders need to live tobacco free lives every year since 2001.

Latest Updates

May 31, 2019
Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – Today marks World No Tobacco Day, an annual awareness day sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and encourage governments to adopt effective policies to reduce smoking and the use of other tobacco products. It also marks another day

May 9, 2019
Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE –– Recently, the Relay For Life of Northern Rhode Island was honored for their work supporting cancer fighting public policy. They were recognized at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) annual Rhode Island Day at the State House, which brought together lawmakers and people touched by

December 3, 2018
Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin has been recognized by the Rhode Island branch of the American Cancer Society for her efforts to ban anyone who is under 18 years old from using an indoor tanning bed. Goodwin sponsored a new law which prohibits the use of

November 30, 2018
Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I (WPRI) -- Josue Flores's story of survival was just one of many shared at the Cancer Research Breakfast in Providence Friday morning. Patients, physicians and public health advocates attended

State Contacts

Cori Chandler
Grassroots Manager
Robert Dulski
Government Relations Director
Amber Hillman Herting
Associate Director, Media Advocacy

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Do you have a personal story about how cancer has impacted you or someone you love? Real stories are how ACS CAN ensures that no one becomes a statistic.